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Who I Am

Author : Pete Townshend
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 465 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2012-10-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781443418201

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Who I Am by Pete Townshend Pdf

Long acknowledged as one of rock music’s most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend—guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who—at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography. Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his parents were off living the early post-war, rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, Townshend describes a frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse. Then, in high school, everything changed when he met Roger Daltrey and formed a band that would travel the world, earning fame, fortune and critical acclaim. In Who I Am, Townshend brings us from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton’s drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend’s rock opera, Tommy, in a London bar to his infamous arrest (and acquittal) on child pornography charges. With his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence and brutal honesty, Pete Townshend has created a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch. Readers will be confronted by a man laying bare who he is, an artist who has asked for nearly sixty years: who are you?

Who are You

Author : Mark Ian Wilkerson
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 704 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124188595

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Who are You by Mark Ian Wilkerson Pdf

An accurate, detailed and fascinating account of the life of a man whose story should have been told in this much detail long ago.Author Mark Wilkerson interviewed Townshend himself and several of Townshend's friends and associates for this biography.

Pretend You're In A War

Author : Mark Blake
Publisher : Aurum
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781781313183

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Pretend You're In A War by Mark Blake Pdf

'A definitive tome for both Who fans and newcomers alike’ ***** Q Magazine Pete Townshend was once asked how he prepared himself for The Who’s violent live performances. His answer? ‘Pretend you’re in a war.’ For a band as prone to furious infighting as it was notorious for acts of ‘auto-destructive art’ this could have served as a motto. Between 1964 and 1969 The Who released some of the most dramatic and confrontational music of the decade, including ‘I Can’t Explain’, ‘My Generation’ and ‘I Can See For Miles’. This was a body of work driven by bitter rivalry, black humour and dark childhood secrets, but it also held up a mirror to a society in transition. Now, acclaimed rock biographer Mark Blake goes in search of its inspiration to present a unique perspective on both The Who and the sixties. From their breakthrough as Mod figureheads to the rise and fall of psychedelia, he reveals how The Who, in their explorations of sex, drugs, spirituality and class, refracted the growing turbulence of the time. He also lays bare the colourful but crucial role played by their managers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. And – in the uneasy alliance between art-school experimentation and working-class ambition – he locates the motor of the Swinging Sixties. As the decade closed, with The Who performing Tommy in front of 500,000 people at the Woodstock Festival, the ‘rock opera’ was born. In retrospect, it was the crowning achievement of a band who had already embraced pop art and the concept album; who had pioneered the power chord and the guitar smash; and who had embodied – more so than any of their peers – the guiding spirit of the age: war.

Behind Blue Eyes

Author : Geoffrey Giuliano
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780815410706

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Behind Blue Eyes by Geoffrey Giuliano Pdf

From Townshend's early childhood as the son of a sexually voracious mother to his devotion to the Indian mystic Meher Baba, this is the true story of a man looking back, forward, and in the mirror.


Author : Pete Townshend
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Drama
ISBN : UOM:39015048278801

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Lifehouse by Pete Townshend Pdf

LIFEHOUSE is an apocalyptic journey across the industrial wastes of Britain on the last day of the millennium. Disillusioned ex-TV executive Ray is on a desperate search for his daughter Mary, who has gone missing, presumed dead. He leaves his wife and rural hideaway and heads back to the city where he was born, magnetised by the voice of a pirate D.J. calling the like-minded and lost to the LIFEHOUSE - a subversive musical event. The play explores the power of music to transform and the potential for digital networking to draw together the young, the marginalised and the spiritually hungry.

Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

Author : Roger Daltrey
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-23
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250296047

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Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey Pdf

The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who. “It’s taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday,” says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America. Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey’s voice, the familiar stories—how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon’s antics—take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, and the great albums, Who’s Next, Tommy, and Quadrophenia. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.

Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend

Author : Mark Wilkerson
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2009-10-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780857120083

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Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend by Mark Wilkerson Pdf

An accurate, detailed and fascinating account of the life of a man whose story should have been told in this much detail long ago. Author Mark Wilkerson interviewed Townshend himself and several of Townshend's friends and associates for this biography.

Pete Townshend's Tommy

Author : Pete Townshend
Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Music
ISBN : UOM:39015064178513

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Pete Townshend's Tommy by Pete Townshend Pdf

(Vocal Selections). This full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy was written by Townshend and launched The Who into international superstardom when it was released in 1969. Our songbook includes piano, vocal and guitar arrangements with complete lyrics for 23 songs, including: Amazing Journey * Pinball Wizard * I'm Free * We're Not Gonna Take It * and more.

I Feel So Good

Author : Bob Riesman
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2011-06-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780226717487

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I Feel So Good by Bob Riesman Pdf

A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903–1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big Bill was constantly reinventing himself, both in reality and in his retellings of it. Bob Riesman’s groundbreaking biography tells the compelling life story of a lost figure from the annals of music history. I Feel So Good traces Big Bill’s career from his rise as a nationally prominent blues star, including his historic 1938 appearance at Carnegie Hall, to his influential role in the post-World War II folk revival, when he sang about racial injustice alongside Pete Seeger and Studs Terkel. Riesman’s account brings the reader into the jazz clubs and concert halls of Europe, as Big Bill's overseas tours in the 1950s ignited the British blues-rock explosion of the 1960s. Interviews with Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, and Ray Davies reveal Broonzy’s profound impact on the British rockers who would follow him and change the course of popular music. Along the way, Riesman details Big Bill’s complicated and poignant personal saga: he was married three times and became a father at the very end of his life to a child half a world away. He also brings to light Big Bill’s final years, when he first lost his voice, then his life, to cancer, just as his international reputation was reaching its peak. Featuring many rarely seen photos, I Feel So Good will be the definitive account of Big Bill Broonzy’s life and music.

Woodstock Nation

Author : Abbie Hoffman
Publisher : New York : Vintage Books
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 1969
Category : Radicalism
ISBN : UCSC:32106011263438

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Woodstock Nation by Abbie Hoffman Pdf

"Abbie Hoffman, Yippie non-leader, notorious dope addict and up-and-coming rock group (the WHAT), is currently on trial with seven others for conspiracy to incite riot during the Democratic Convention. When he returned from the Woodstock Festival he had five days before leaving for Chicago to prepare for the trial. Woodstock Nation, which the author wrote in longhand while lying upside down, stoned, on the floor of an unused office of the publisher, is the product of those five days. Other works by Mr. Hoffman include Revolution for the Hell of It and Fuck the System, which he describes as a "tender love epic"."-- Back cover.

Arfur: Teenage Pinball Queen

Author : Nik Cohn
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1971
Category : Electronic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035021380

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The Who Before the Who

Author : Doug Sandom
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2014-01
Category : Drummers (Musicians)
ISBN : 0957434510

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The Who Before the Who by Doug Sandom Pdf

DOUG Sandom's part in the making of the most exciting rock band in the world can never be underestimated. He joined The Who - then known as The Detours - as their drummer in 1962 after an unexpected meeting with Roger Daltrey on a west London street. It was a time when fires were being lit under the music scene worldwide, everything had to change and The Detours had a long way to go to become revolutionary leaders in their field. Having finally decided to write his memoirs, Doug Sandom chronicles each stage of the band's transition right up to his, Roger Daltrey's, Pete Townsend's and John Entwistle's emergence from their chrysalis as The Who. It is a punchy tale of gritty determination and ever-burning passion for music. As Pete Townshend writes in his moving Foreword 'Doug Sandom's work with our band gave me the confidence to drive the band as a writer and creative thinker . . . '

Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.

Author : Roland Kelts
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2007-11-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9781403984760

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Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. by Roland Kelts Pdf

Addresses the American experience with the Japanese pop culture craze, including anime from Hayao Miyazaki's epics to the burgeoning world of hentai, or violent pornographic anime to Haruki Murakami's fiction.

Brian Jones

Author : Paul Trynka
Publisher : Plume
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2015-11-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780147516459

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Brian Jones by Paul Trynka Pdf

"First published in Great Britain as Sympathy of the Devil: The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones by Bantam Press."

Dark Mirror

Author : Barton Gellman
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2020-05-19
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780698153394

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Dark Mirror by Barton Gellman Pdf

From the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Angler, who unearthed the deepest secrets of Edward Snowden's NSA archive, the first master narrative of the surveillance state that emerged after 9/11 and why it matters, based on scores of hours of conversation with Snowden and groundbreaking reportage in Washington, London, Moscow and Silicon Valley Edward Snowden chose three journalists to tell the stories in his Top Secret trove of NSA documents: Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and filmmaker Laura Poitras, all of whom would share the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Poitras went on to direct the Oscar-winning Citizen Four. Greenwald wrote an instant memoir and cast himself as a pugilist on Snowden's behalf. Barton Gellman took his own path. Snowden and his documents were the beginning, not the end, of a story he had prepared his whole life to tell. More than 20 years as a top investigative journalist armed him with deep sources in national security and high technology. New sources reached out from government and industry, making contact on the same kinds of secret, anonymous channels that Snowden used. Gellman's old reporting notes unlocked new puzzles in the NSA archive. Long days and evenings with Snowden in Moscow revealed a complex character who fit none of the stock images imposed on him by others. Gellman now brings his unique access and storytelling gifts to a true-life spy tale that touches us all. Snowden captured the public imagination but left millions of people unsure what to think. Who is the man, really? How did he beat the world's most advanced surveillance agency at its own game? Is government and corporate spying as bad as he says? Dark Mirror is the master narrative we have waited for, told with authority and an inside view of extraordinary events. Within it is a personal account of the obstacles facing the author, beginning with Gellman's discovery of his own name in the NSA document trove. Google notifies him that a foreign government is trying to compromise his account. A trusted technical adviser finds anomalies on his laptop. Sophisticated impostors approach Gellman with counterfeit documents, attempting to divert or discredit his work. Throughout Dark Mirror, the author describes an escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries, forcing him to mimic their tradecraft in self-defense. Written in the vivid scenes and insights that marked Gellman's bestselling Angler, Dark Mirror is an inside account of the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents, fighting back against state and corporate intrusions into our most private spheres. Along the way it tells the story of a government leak unrivaled in drama since All the President's Men.